Approval Addicted

Pulled me in

held me, hostage.


I became oblivious

to my behavior.


In the mirror

was a stranger.


Addicted to approval:

opinions were repressed.


The approval-silence

nearly suffocated me.












2 thoughts on “Approval Addicted

  1. I know how it feels to need approval from others. I’ve been addicted to finding approval from others my whole life, but for the first time, I just don’t care. I know in your life, you have a lot of weight on your shoulders to be the perfect wife, the perfect mom, and so on. So when you look into the mirror, you may not feel good enough. We all look into the mirror and feel that way, but honey, you are good enough and definitely strong enough. We all have our days when we doubt ourselves, but you need to look on the bright side, and this is coming from a person who has severe depression. Also, I just want to say I really loved your poem. It spoke to me in a way that hit me hard to my core!

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